For the primary time for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic began within the early months of 2020, officers in North Korea have acknowledged the presence of, or an outbreak of the virus.
According to the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Rodong Sinmun:
The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) on May 12 determined as follows in reference to the grave scenario such because the inroads of stealth Omicron variant into the nation amid the ever-worsening worldwide public well being disaster:
The state epidemic prevention work shall be converted to the utmost emergency epidemic prevention system.
The state emergency epidemic prevention command shall take sensible measures to modify over from the state epidemic prevention work to the utmost emergency epidemic prevention system and strictly management and command the general epidemic prevention work of the nation.
The Party, administrative and financial organs, public and state safety and armed forces organs and all different organs and sectors shall unconditionally settle for the directions of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters because the demand of the Party Central Committee and completely implement them, and set up the work system in an orderly manner in step with switching over to the utmost emergency epidemic prevention system in order that the slightest deviations should not be revealed within the total state work.